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hying

[hahy-ing]
verb
  1. past participle of hie.
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hie

[hahy]
verb (used without object), hied, hie·ing or hy·ing.
  1. to hasten; speed; go in haste.
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verb (used with object), hied, hie·ing or hy·ing.
  1. to hasten (oneself): Hie yourself down to this once-in-a-lifetime sale!
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Origin of hie

before 900; Middle English hien, hyen, Old English hīgian to strive; cognate with Dutch hijgen to pant, Greek kíein to go; Latin ciēre to cause to go
Can be confusedhi hie high
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Related Words for hying

rush, hurry, speed, expedite, scurry, haste

British Dictionary definitions for hying

hying

verb
  1. a present participle of hie
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HIE

abbreviation for
  1. (in Scotland) Highlands and Islands Enterprise
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hie

verb hies, hieing, hying or hied
  1. archaic, or poetic to hurry; hasten; speed
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Word Origin for hie

Old English hīgian to strive
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Word Origin and History for hying

hie

v.

Old English higian "strive, hasten," originally "to be intent on," from Proto-Germanic *hig- (cf. Middle Dutch higen "to pant," Middle Low German hichen, German heichen). Related: Hied; hies; hieing.

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